Course Details

Data Analytics with Large Language Models
OPNS-451-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION

This class will teach you how to analyze data with Large Language Models (LLMs). LLMs such as ChatGPT are powerful. To maximize your productivity---and stay relevant---you should aim to delegate as much of your workflow to these language engines as possible. This means you should switch from analyzing data with a spreadsheet to analyzing data with a computer language---such as R---which LLMs excel at reading and writing. This class will prompt you to make the switch. You will use ChatGPT to create R programs that manipulate and analyze large operational datasets. You will perform in-depth analyses of Alibaba's deliveries, the Italian judiciary's case scheduling, a Chinese supermarket's supply chain, the auto industry's supplier network, Wine Spectator's reviews, and safety breaches at nuclear power plants. You will use an R textbook the instructor wrote specifically for this class (no previous R experience is assumed). Finally, 100% of the class will be "open ChatGPT."

TRACKS
Operations Major
Technology Management Pathway
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Spring 2025
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: OPNS-441-0